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Tickets and opening times

We can’t wait to welcome you to Canterbury Cathedral. Tickets can be booked online or are available to buy on the day at our visitor centre. Please check our website prior to your visit as opening times may be subject to change.

Monday to Saturday 09.00 - 17.00 (last admission at 16.00)

Sunday 11.30* - 17.00 (last admission at 16.00)
*Between 11.30-12.30, access is available to the Cathedral grounds and Shop only. The Cathedral church opens at 12.30.





Our standard visitor ticket is valid for 12 months, meaning you can re-visit the Cathedral as often as you want during that time at no extra cost.

Children (aged 17 and under)


Children go FREE when accompanied by a paying adult. (Max 2 children per paying adult; does not apply to group bookings or school visits). Children must be accompanied at all times.


Canterbury Students


Students studying full-time at local universities - Canterbury Christ Church University, University of Kent, University for the Creative Arts - enjoy FREE entry with their student ID.

English Heritage Members

20% discount on visitor entry

  • Not valid with other promotions or offers.
  • Discount applies to tickets bought on the door at our Visitor Centre only. Discount is not available for online booking. Standard price admission tickets cannot be refunded and exchanged for discounted tickets.
  • Valid until 31 March 2024. T&Cs apply.

Cathedral Pass

Locals can enjoy unlimited visits for the equivalent of just 10p per month!

You may be eligible for a Cathedral Pass if you:

  • work in the old city of Canterbury
  • live within 4 miles of Bell Harry tower, including within The Precincts
  • are a member of the Cathedral Congregation
  • are immediate family of a Cathedral staff member
  • are a member of any church in the diocese (on the parish electoral roll or equivalent)

Our Cathedral Pass cannot be used in conjunction with other promotions or offers.

Apply for The Cathedral Pass

Event calendar

Have a look at the range of events Canterbury Cathedral has on offer below.



What's on

There’s something for everyone – see what exciting events are currently taking place.

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Service times

Daily Eucharist   08:00
Lunchtime Eucharist   12:30 (Wednesdays and Feast Days only)
Daily Choral Evensong*   17:30
Sunday Choral Eucharist*  11:00
All are welcome and there is no charge to attend a service. *Live streamed online.


Online worship

Every day the Cathedral’s services are broadcast on our YouTube channel. It’s perfect for when you are unable to be here in person. 


Find us

We can't wait to welcome you to the Cathedral

Monday to Saturday 09.00 - 17.00 (last admission at 16.00)
Sunday 11.30 - 17.00 (last admission at 16.00)

Between 11.30-12.30, access is available to the Cathedral ground and Shop only. the Cathedral church opens at 12.30.


Cathedral House
11 The Precincts
United Kingdom


Parking in the Cathedral grounds is only available for Blue Badge holders, subject to limited availability and prior arrangement. There are several public car parks nearby. 

Find out more


Planning your visit? Remember to check our Advent and Christmas closures.

Friday 29 December, 17:30-18:30

Memorial Service for the Martyrdom of St Thomas

853 years after his murder in the Cathedral, we recall the story of Archbishop Thomas Becket, reflecting on martyrdom then and now.

The preacher will be Rt Revd Dr Guli Francis-Dehqani, Bishop of Chelmsford. Born in Iran, Bishop Guli was just 13 when, in the wake of the Iranian Revolution, she and her family were forced to leave the country following an assassination attempt on her parents, and the murder of her older brother, Bahram, by Iranian government agents in 1980. Bahram is one of the martyrs remembered in the Cathedral’s Book of Modern Day Martyrs in our Corona Chapel.

Bishop Guli has served as Bishop of Chelmsford since April 2021, and prior to that served as the first Bishop of Loughborough in the Diocese of Leicester. In January 2021, Bishop Guli was also appointed as the lead Bishop for Housing for the Church of England and she has served as a member of the Lords Spiritual in the House of Lords since November 2021. Bishop Guli is currently Vice-President of the Conference of European Churches, Vice Chair of the Board of the Church Army, and a contributor to BBC Radio 4s Thought for the Day. She is also the author of ‘Cries for a Lost Homeland: Reflections on Jesus’ sayings from the cross’.

If you or a member of your party require additional arrangements to attend the service - such as a wheelchair space, space for an assistance animal, please contact our Events Office on [email protected]. All requests must be received at least four working days before the service date.

Please note, there is no onsite parking for any of our Christmas services or events.

You can find local car parks, including park & ride and free disabled parking, here: Find somewhere to park | Canterbury City Council.

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